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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

US : Superbug found in California hospitals

Via CNN :

" A deadly superbug, thought to be rare on the West Coast, is appearing in large numbers in Southern California, according to a new study.

In seven months last year, there were 356 cases of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP), according to the study by the Los Angeles County Department of Health. The cases were in health care facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes.

People outside such facilities were not affected. CRKP has been officially reported in 36 states, but health officials expect it’s in the 14 others states as well, where reporting is not required."

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